Christina Isobel

is a poet and lyric playwright.  Her passion for experiential poetry began back in 1985 when she created a poetry/dance concert featuring Robert Bly and the Indian Classical dancer Neena Gulati. She co-founded The Loading Zone Theater in Santa Rosa, California. She wrote, produced, choreographed, and directed the acclaimed play Skeleton Woman: A Dance with the Dark, inspired by an Inuit fairytale. Her current project, Everyday Mermaidis an art/poetry collaboration with Deidre Scherer. Christina uses everyday language in her poetry to evoke ordinary, mystical experiences. Scherer’s stitched fabric abstract art embodies the poems’ dreams and subtext.

Christina lives in San Francisco and Sebastopol, California


 

 
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Deidre Scherer

Pioneering in the medium of thread on layered fabric, Deidre Scherer has exhibited her work since 1979, including solos at the Baltimore Museum of Art;  the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont; the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City; and the Maltwood Art Museum in Victoria, British Colombia. She was featured in the film, Holding Our Own, which screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work is on the cover of the best-selling book, When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, and the poetry anthology, Threads of Experience. She wrote about her art’s evolution in Deidre Scherer: Work in Fabric and Thread.

Scherer received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 2008 Humanities Award and the Rhode Island School of Design’s 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement, as well as fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council and the Open Society Institute.